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Buffalo Bills Links, 9/12: Where the Bills have the edge vs. Jets

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The Buffalo Bills officially kick off the 2020 NFL season vs. the New York Jets Sunday afternoon, and in today’s edition of the Bills daily links, we break down the game from an X’s and O’s perspective, analyzing five things to watch in the season opener.

We hear beat writers make predictions for how the game will go, explain why wide receiver Stefon Diggs should be in line for a big day in his Bills debut, discuss why the defensive line should enjoy an edge against the revamped Jets offensive line, and more.

We continue to hear from Bills reporters on their predictions for how successful the Bills will be this season, address why the offense will no longer hold back Buffalo’s elite defense, offer up the latest injury news on cornerbacks Josh Norman and Levi Wallace and defensive tackle Vernon Butler, and much more!

Buffalo Bills’ Stefon Diggs vs. Jets cornerbacks screams mismatch (5 things to watch in Week 1) -
Buffalo's defensive line as a whole should be able to find success against the Jets' new look offensive line.

Xs and Os: Jets’ Gregg Williams will test Bills’ Josh Allen with DB pressure | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has a well-earned reputation for being aggressive.

Jets offer some familiarity as Bills’ Week 1 opponent | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
A familiar opponent for the Bills makes preparation somewhat easier in the absence of preseason games.

News’ staff predictions for Bills vs. Jets in Week 1 | Bills News | NFL |
Here are Week 1 predictions from Vic Carucci, Jay Skurski, Jason Wolf, Mark Gaughan and Rachel Lenzi.

Bills season preview: Expectations are soaring - Democrat & Chronicle
Not since the end of the 20th century have expectations been higher for the Bills as they enter the 2020 season as the AFC East favorite.

Josh Allen holds the key to Bills success in 2020 - Democrat & Chronicle
It comes down to this: For Bills to succeed, Josh Allen has to be better.

Buffalo Bills offense no longer holding back its elite defense: Stefon Diggs has evened playing field -
Micah Hyde: "Sometimes they have a quick, two-minute drive on us and we get back to the sideline and we’re like, ‘Dang, what just happened.'"

McDermott: Have to ‘play good team offense and use weapons’ - WGR 550
Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott joined Howard Simon and Jeremy White for his first weekly appearance on Buffalo Bills Football Friday on WGR.

Brandon Beane on expectations for Bills: ‘Talk is cheap ... We’ve got to win the division’ | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
In the latest edition of One-on-One Coverage, The News’ Vic Carucci talks with the Bills’ general manager.

Josh Norman listed as out | Injury report | Week 1 -
Here’s the Bills’ injury report for Friday.

Bills CB Josh Norman out for opener | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
It would appear unlikely Norman will be active for Sunday’s season-opener against the New York Jets.

Bills-Jets injury report: Josh Norman out; Levi Wallace healthy, expected to start -
Jets list three players as out vs. Bills. Buffalo DT Vernon Butler is questionable.

Stefon Diggs, Josh Allen and John Brown are set to start the 2020 Bills season -
Stefon Diggs is set to make his Bills debut when Buffalo hosts the Jets on Sunday. Will he continue his touchdown-producing ways in season-opening games?

Bills-Jets start ‘em, sit ‘em: Bench Singletary and Moss - WGR 550
The first start ’em, sit ’em of the 2020 fantasy football season focuses on the Buffalo Bills’ match-up with the New York Jets and advice on what to do with Devin Singletary, Zack Moss, Sam Darnold, Chris Herndon, and more.

Bills Today | Will John Brown repeat his Week 1 magic? -
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Saturday, Sept. 12.

An empty stadium amid a pandemic: A Bills season opener like no other | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
The Bills are inextricably linked to the community, and the barriers in place to protect the players and public health affect people from all walks of life.

‘Living on the edge’: The challenges facing Bills rookie kicker Tyler Bass – The Athletic
Blair Walsh and Steve Christie, kickers with different rookie experiences, have words of wisdom for Bass before his NFL debut. (Subscription required).

John Brown: “Excited to See What We Bring” -
Bills WR John Brown discussed how prepping for the Jets has been different this year, gives compliments to the offensive rookies for their hard work, and offers some advice as well.

Zack Moss: “Do My Role and Help this Team Out” -
Bills running back Zack Moss discusses playing in his first NFL game, his confidence with knowing the offense and finding ways to get ready for the season, and what he has been working on during training camp to improve.

Billboard celebrating Bills fans as league’s best coming to New England | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Bills fans won Fox Sports’ Ultimate Fan Bracket, taking the final against the Green Bay Packers’ faithful with more than 84,000 votes cast.

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Analysis: How the Buffalo Bills should attack the New York Jets - Buffalo Rumblings
A sound way to begin 1-0.

Five New York Jets to watch vs. the Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Rumblings
Sam Darnold, like Josh Allen, is entering a pivotal year.

Five Buffalo Bills to watch vs. the New York Jets - Buffalo Rumblings
It’s Week 1!

Buffalo Bills cornerback Josh Norman likely to to miss Week 1 after not practicing this week - Buffalo Rumblings
The veteran acquisition is trending towards being “out” for his first game as a Bill.

Injury report: Josh Norman out for Buffalo Bills season opener - Buffalo Rumblings
Levi Wallace is good to go.

Football tactics 101: Understanding personnel packages - Buffalo Rumblings
Breaking down what "11 personnel" means and why you should bring a nickel with it.

Does Brian Daboll’s offense have an identity? - Buffalo Rumblings
2020 is an important season for the Bills’ offensive coordinator.

Buffalo Bills embracing digital world to reach fans this season - Buffalo Rumblings
New ventures on the part of the Bills demonstrate a concerted effort to reach fans in a new way.